Highlights in 2017

Implementing change: How to transforming traditional retail enterprises in a fast changing digital world

Visionary and goal oriented leader with demonstrated experience in conceptualization, design and leadership of pioneering efforts in technology innovations in retail industry. Developed strategic roadmaps for large retailers that delivered millions of dollars in revenue and cost savings through organizational change and delivery of technology advancements. Recognized for the leadership to build and manage cross-functional teams, mentor and grow leaders

How Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics And AI Will Shape The Future Of Retail

Around the globe, a large number of companies operate under the IKEA trademarks.

We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world, but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”. How we realise this vision is based on our shared humanistic values. These values are the foundation of our work and our inclusive, open and honest culture.

The Future of Retail and the Convergence of Customer Centricity, IoT and Omnichannel

Samantha Starmer is currently Vice President of Global Digital Experiences for Ralph Lauren in New York City. Her passion is the intersection between humans and technology and how to ideate, create, and deliver holistic customer experiences across time and space, physical and digital. Samantha has over 15 years of experience in leading large, customer experience and product management programs from strategy through design and execution at companies such as REI, Razorfish Microsoft and Amazon. Samantha has taught graduate level courses at the University of Washington and Kent State University, and has been fortunate to write, present and teach globally on digital product design, service design and customer experience.

IoT in Retail and integration in marketing - How to create a winning omni-channel strategy in the sporting goods industry

Marcel Korner is the Director New Business & Digital and Member of the Management Board at Salomon & Atomic WSE at Amer Sports Corporation. He has global responsibility for all new business and digital operations for the winter sports portfolio of Amer Sports with a focus on business-to-consumer, digital marketing, connected products & digital services and sports rental business.

Marcel has a strong background in marketing, sales and business development in media, sports and consumer goods industry. He holds a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a master’s degree in Media and Communications Management, Business Administration and Psychology from the University of Zurich.

Future digital in-store services – the way forward?

Business and technology manager with years of international experience retail and various high tech. I am technology lead at Kesko supporting our digital service creation. I am interested in working as an advisor or board member for startups that will benefit from my expertise and past experiences.

What Implications Will The IoT Have For Infrastructure, Security &  Privacy And How Should The Retailer React?

Jens Peter Labus is the Managing Director of Media Markt Saturn IT Solutions, the IT powerhouse of Media Markt Saturn. He also found his role as a Chief Cyborg Officer, by using NFC Chips to showcase live new IoT technologies like Augmented Reality & VR in digital store environments.


Speakers & Moderators 2017


Speakers & Moderators 2016


Past Speakers included:

Rethink! Internet of Retail Minds is created from the retail industry for the retail industry. We are busy finding the best and most inspirational speakers for this year's event, so stay tuned for updates here. In the meantime, check out all these great speakers below have been on our stage in the past.

Christoph Isenbürger
Marketing Director
Coca-Cola GmbH

Frits Reneman
VP Digital Experience
adidas Group

Nico Reinhold
CIO Director & Co-Head Digital Communications,
Deutsche Bank AG

Dr. Sabrina Zeplin
Director Group Business Intelligence
Otto Group


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